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that they do is difficult. they have been at it two years. >> only treasury secretary tim geithner remains and he is under fire. >> the economic team on the way out. >> five weeks before midterm elections. people are predicting big losses for democrats. the timing could not be more crucial. >>> the cia is intensifying missile attacks against militants in pakistan. they have heard of a new plan to target the multiple countries including the u.k., france, and germany. if 20 drawn strikes have been launched by the c.eia in the pat months. -- drone attacks. >>> 20 insurgents have been killed in a day of hard fighting. u.s. soldiers are now controlling is they had never been to before. commanders have taken away the homemade bombs from the taliban. >>> former alaska senator ted stevens will be laid to rest this afternoon at arlington national cemetery. the 86-year olds died last month in a plane crash in a remote part of alaska. four others were killed. four survived. he was the longest-serving u.s. senator as a republican, representing alaska four decades. >>> metro is closing farragut west an
a better treasury secretary than tim geithner one viewer explains next still ahead why one of our regular guests would make a better treasury secretary than tim geithner one viewer explains next we are joined now by paul eggers for some more controversial viewer mail segment. let's get to our first e-mail from billy bob. billy bob is talking about an interview we did with rebel cole of depaul university. he was giving advice to struggling homeowners who could not get loan modifications and in some cases it was because they were paying second mortgages with second liens. here's a clip from that interview. you can see here the four largest banks own $426 billion worth of second liens. they obviously do not want to take a hit on the second mortgages. rebel cole says regulators won't force banks to take a hit on the second mortgages because that would hurt there capital positions and if that happened that would require another bailout. so let's go over rebels advice once again. stop paying the first and second mortgage if you want a loan modification but in that event there is no guarantee th
signs. but it is still very tough out there. >> my thanks to treasury secretary tim geithner. >>> up next on the "wall street journal report," a sputtering economy, a weak jobs market, what does it mean for your money? we'll talk to one of the smartest men on wall street. >>> and looking back at the september season that shook wall street to its very core. two years since that weekend that changed everything. is the street any wiser? with orbitz, i know what to expect from my vacation. bad dog, balloon pop. [ dog whimpers ] because orbitz has price assurance. leaf in face, marie, man with computer. [ man ] marie! if another orbitz customer books the same hotel or flight for less, they'll send me a check for the difference automatically. so i know i'll get their lowest price. and i like knowing what to expect. bike, unrealistic splash, embarrassingly transparent. [ bell chimes ] [ male announcer ] when you orbitz, you know. as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy pro
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domestic product. >>> treasury secretary tim geithner will be meeting for the first time this week. the goal will be to find ways for fiscal responsibility and financial reform. >>> hyundai has issued a voluntary recall of 140,000 sedan over potential steering issues. >>> asian license insurance will turn a profit of at least $30 billion this fiscal year. ai gi is spir aig is spinning off its balance to help with the bail out. >>> a deal could close as early as today. >>> and finally, a sign of the times, at a recent new york auction a laundry list of collectibles went up for grabs but no one was buying. among the memorabilia, a pair of jim morrison sunglasses, superman's cape and one of princess di's diamonds. >> a walk offwalk in the bronx, plus the jets bray lynn edwards makes some heat of his own last night against the dolphins. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> on this monday we have soaking rain up and down the east coast and record heat on the west coast. your regional forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're
down, that leaves just treasury secretary tim geithner. will the shakeup of this economic team lead to turmoil or is it an opportunity. i'm joined by john harwood and political writer for "the new york times." so, here we are, john, unemployment at 9.6% and voters look at the polls or go to your town hall and voters deeply unhappy with what's happening. summers was the chief arct tect of the stimulus plan and was this an opportunity for the president or is this turmoil? >> well, i think it's an opportunity for the president, chris, not necessarily to change course because i don't think that's his intention. i think he remain s insinth wit larry summers and it gives him an opportunity to have a new face on his economic team and perhaps to address some of the criticism that he doesn't have people with real world business experience. you could potentially have a former ceo come in and do that job. you can also go with an economist which is conventional thing to do or even with the policy person. this is really a blank slate there for the president. and he still has tim geithner in plac
the consumer financial protection bureau. she also reports to secretary of the treasury tim geithner. why not just name her to head up the agency? >> because he can't get a consensus. the boats are not there for her to get voted in. they need to have somebody confirmed. whether she is an advisory role, but she will try to run a program. this is wrong. this is wrong from an administrative standpoint. she cannot do this as an adviser. you need an authority that comes with the job. >> it undermines the relationship of our branches of government. the president can pick anybody he wants but then the senate has a said. we have seen recentó appointments and presents -- and president satend runs but this is a whole new animal that creates a new department. they could put a puppet in there. an agency that was supposed to be this stalwart for consumers is undermined an assembly. the other thing i don't understand is the democrats were concerned about turnout in their base, one that nominate her and put her up for reelection. >> [inaudible] when you talk about government this function, our system i
off the larger financial crisis? >> coming up next, a daily rundown exclusive, tim geithner, he was at the center the storm then in a different position. what did we learn from the lehman collapse and what's being done to restore confidence back to both wall street and main street. >>> but first, a look ahead at f the president's schedule today. you're watching "the daily rundown" on msnbc. my name is vonetta, and i suffer from allergies. [ male announcer ] we asked zyrtec® users what they love about their allergy relief, and what it lets them do. the thing i love most about zyrtec® is that it allows me to be outside. [ male announcer ] we bet you'll love zyrtec®, too -- or it's free. [ vonetta ] it is countdown to marshmallow time. [ woman laughs ] [ female announcer ] start your morning... hey. what are you doing up? i thought i'd take a drive before work. want to come? [ female announcer ] or make his day. yeah. [ female announcer ] maxwell house gives you a rich, full-flavored cup of coffee, so you can be good to the last drop. [ female announcer ] and word is people real
. he is making her a presidential assistant who reports to secretary of the treasury tim geithner. why not just name her to head the bureau in the traditional way? >> because he cannot get her confirmed. the votes are not there for her apparently. i am with senator dodd on this. they need to have somebody who is confirmed by the senate. if she is in and buys her a role, she will set up the program. this is just wrong. she cannot do this as an advisor. you need the authority that comes with the job and that comes with getting confirmed by the senate that it undermines the relationship of our branches of government. >> the president can pick anybody he wants but then the senate has a say. we have seen appointments and that sort of thing and presence end run but this is a whole new animal that creates an illegitimate department. if they put a puppet in there, everybody will know it and the senate would not confirm the puppet. the agency that was supposed to be the stalwart for consumers is undermined instantly. the democrats are so concerned about turnout among their base, why not nominat
to secretary of the treasury tim geithner. why not just name her to head the bureau in a traditional way? because he cannot get her confirmed. the boats are not there for her. >> -- the boats are not there for her. the votes are not there for her. they are jerry redding this thing because she is in an advisory role. -- they are jerry-rigging this thing because she is in an advisory role you have to have the full authority that comes with the job. that comes with being confirmed by the senate than it undermines the relationship of our branches of government. the president can pick anybody he wants. but then the senate has a say. we have seen the appointments and that sort of thing and presidents have end runs but this is a whole new animal which creates an illegitimate department because if they put a puppet in there, everyone will know that and the senate may not confirm the puppet. the agency that was supposed to be the stalwart for consumers is under might instantly. i don't understand that if the democrats are so concerned about turnout, why not nominate her? tell the progress is to g
. >> reporter: he was asked about the key member of the economic team, including treasury secretary tim geithner and chief economic advisor lawrence summers. the president praised them for doing an outstanding job, noted it is tough work but did not rule out personnel changes. bret? >> bret: mike emanuel live from the north lawn. thank you. stocks started the week off strongly. the dow gained almost 146. the s&p 500 was up 17. the nasdaq finished ahead 40. the white house is denying a published report that it plans to target the tea party with a national ad campaign designed to bolster democratic hopes in the mid-terms. steve centanni spells out why democrats are desperately trying to come up with a coherent strategy for dealing with the tea party movement. the power of the tea party was hammered home when christine o'donnell upset the establishment candidate moderate republican mike castle in the delaware senate primary. o'donnell seized the nomination on tide of voter unrest, that according to the "new york times" had the white house considering the idea of launching an anti-tea party ad campa
offering chris wallace a grim assessment of the jobs market. tim geithner says they're key to fixing the economic problems and he blames the previous administration for the crisis. >> it took a long time to create the economic mess that this president inherited, and we know it's going to take more time than any of us would like to put the damage behind us. and we are going to have to keep at it, keep working harder to heal the damage caused by this crisis until we get americans back to work. jon: john candy is senior economic adviser to wayne seat economics. why is it taking so long to get unemployment down? >> i think the major reasons, and it's ironic that geithner did not bring it up, we have a weak dollar. it has to be remembered that treasury is the dollar's mouth piece and he has a point that over this decade the bush administration talked down the dollar, but the sad fact of it is the geithner treasury is doing the same thing and when you devalue money, what you're doing is making investors hide. this will no jobs without investment. so as long as the obama administration mak
that treasury secretary tim geithner gave china a new nudge to push the value of its currency. senior analyst david gergen. nice to have you here in the situation room. the bottom line here is china has been devalue waiting the currency. can china get away with this? >> they have so far. we're going to see growing trade tensions between the u.s. and china and europe and china. this is important to understand, china is the most important partner -- most important bilateral relationship in the world. they have the two power houses now that have to learn how to get along. but there is growing frustration in washington and a growing danger of some sort of trade war with china because there's a sense -- and tim geithner testified to this, china promised to stop keeping the currency artificially low, allow it to rise. it's risen like precious 1% since they made that promise. we have the issue now on the cars that they're saying, yeah, you can come and have a report -- there's a report that, yeah, you can come and sell cars in china but you have to give us the secrets on how you built the technology
protection bureau. >> it's a mouthful. tim geithner has not spoken yet, correct? has not given his reaction? >> no, we have not heard from tim geithner. let's go ahead and assume he'll be supportive, yes. >> also, we have press secretary robert gibbs who is going to be talking at 1:15. >>> new developments to talk about in chile. government officials say the bore hole that has reached the 32 miners trapped underground, but they caution rescuing the men is still weeks away. they still have to widen the hole so the minerscan be pulled through it. >>> now the latest on a story that gained worldwide condition last month. bethany of vancouver, washington, said a complete stranger threw acid in her face. from the hospital where she was being treated she shared her compelling story hoping the criminal would be caught. vancouver police spent hundreds of hours investigating this. last night they dropped this bombshell. >> during the interview, miss storo admitted her injuries were self-inflicted. the attack did not occur as she had previously reported. >> what made her come clean on this? >> it seem
houses if they were worth something. that is for another day. also tim geithner on the hill talking china, mainly their currency and our trade deficit which is projected to top $250 billion this year. this only matters in the sense that china has deliberately created trade policies to outsource their unemployment problem with their extraordinary number of young men to hour our country. we now have it. we're a rich country. so we pay for it. but china, at this point, does it at our expense. they keep taking our jobs, of course, fat chance of the american political establishment under the control of the major six industries in this country when those very same big six corporations at least too many of them continue to lobby in our own country to keep the oppressive labor practice that's currently exist in asia because it's better for profits and who the heck cares if the slaves are chinese as long as they're not americans, right? let's talk to a businessman and all around financial expert peter schiff. peter, to spare both of us the agitation of a lot of criticism and this and that and this
? and specifically, we're coming up to the midterm election, have you asked your treasury secretary, tim geithner, and your top economic adviser, larry summers, to stay with you through the end of your term or might you make some changes? >> i have not made any determinations about personnel. i think larry summers and tim geithner have done an outstanding jo as have my whole economic team. this is tough, the work they do. they've been at it for two years and they're going to have a whole range of decisions about family that will factor into this as well. but the bottom line is that we're constantly thinking, is what we're doing working as well as it could? do we have other options and other alternatives that we can explore? i think one of the things that's on a lot of people's minds right now, obviously, for example, is the issue of deficits and debt. that has fanned a lot of people's concerns because we had to take a lot of emergency decisions last year that cost money. now, they were the right things to do. had we got taken them, the economy would be in a much worse position. even john mccain's
, is he going to stack his economic team, you look at who -- the principals left there, summers and tim geithner, the fresh secretary. neither larry summers nor people close to him wanted him to be in that position. so the news sort of leaked out this week that he was going. >> is the new team that the president is putting in place, how is it going to be different or is it going to be different from what went before? >> the first thing that strikes me is the continuity. so we've already seen two people lve. peter orszag, the budget director, left in late summer and he's been replaced by jack lu who was budget director to bill clinton at a time when surpluses were building. and he was brought over from the state department where he had been hillary clinton's -- and still is until he gets confirmed by the senate -- deputy secretary of state. and then christie roemer of the chair of economic advisors, she left at the beginning of this month to go back to berkeley. and she's been replaced by austin goolsby who was one of the members of the council of economic advisors. so it's very much he'
. >> this is tough the work they've do. >> reporter: only treasury secretary tim geithner remains and he's under fire. >> president obama should ask for and accept the resignations of the remaining members of his economic team starting with secretary geithner. >> reporter: the president is reshaping his white house team with five weeks to go before mid-term elections and pollsters predicting big losses for democrats. the timing could hardly be more crucial. john hendren, abc news, washington. >>> it looks like the recession may have taken a dramatic toll on marriage in america. census bureau numbers show that the percentage of people 18 and older who decided to get married last year was at the lowest point since the government began tracking the data over 100 years ago. >>> democracy 2010 tonight -- president obama is trying to rekindle some of his 2008 campaign magic on college campuses and in his backyard visits. the two set strategies play out in four states today. just five weeks ahead of the elections. today at the home of a marine corps veteran and his wife, when the veteran's son broke down ob
advisers. now only tim geithner remains in place from that original core. meanwhile, it's the administration looking for ways to jump-start the economy and a new reuters poll shows 68% of americans believes lowering taxes will create jobs in the country and 68% say reducing the deficit will help. >>> president obama heads to new york this afternoon to speak at a development summit at the united nations. tomorrow he'll speak to the general assembly where administration officials say he'll walk a fine line on iran in a broad-based foreign policy speech. yesterday, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad warned an attack on his country's nuclear facilities would spark a war that would "know no limits" and also weighed in on capitalism saying it's on the verge of death and that it's time for a new economic system and he is just getting going. he speaks at the general assembly tomorrow. >>> eight city officials of the blue collar suburb of bell, california, are scheduled to be arraigned in court today after being arrested yesterday. the mayor, the ex-city manager and six curren
global recession. u.s. treasury secretary tim geithner is just one of them meeting in switzerland this weekend. they agreed for force banks to hold more cash in reserve, three times more than before. the debate over tax cuts picked up steam on the sunday talk shows. the leader of the republicans in the house says he is open to a tax cut for the middle class if democrats agree to cuts for the wealthy as well. the president's new top economic sad describessor welcomed the new position of john boehner but says rich americans don't need a tax break. >> it is the only option i have, to vote for those at 250 and below, of course i'm going to do that. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure we extends the current tax rates for all americans. >> the president strongly believes that you cannot, after the decade of astounding squeeze on the middle class that was followed by the worst recession in our lifetime since 1929, that we cannot afford to raise taxes on the middle class. we should make that permanent. >> now, if congress does not he can tend the bush tax cuts, they will extend
that tim geithner has and i know that our small business administrator karen mills also comes from a business background and also had her own businesses. and many of the individuals that serve in the cabinet come from the private sector. they were either practicing law in the private sector -- and i'll tell you one of the things i don't get asked a lot is what my own experience is. i'm married to a small entrepreneur and i know when things are tough and when you meet payroll and can't and when you have to forgo making payments or stretching the dollar. i have seen that happen. as a former member of the house, knowing and working very closely with some of our mid and big sized businesses in our district you have to pay attention to that. i think that's not a correct statement, that we really are looking at what we can do to help provide support to small businesses. and every time i go out, that's who i'm constantly meeting with. it isn't just the employees. it's the employers. because the bottom line as you said and i know is we don't create the jobs. the federal government doesn't
and treasury secretary tim geithner who had similar problems with their staff but their political careers are still clearly going strong. >> let's be precise, meg whitman said it's a total absolute lie like this housekeeper is alleging. >> correct. she was misled about her immigration status and never abused her. >> thanks for that. appreciate it. >>> nine years after the 9/11 attacks, a long-awaited move to help congress help the emergency workers who arrived at the scene first. a piece of legislation that prompted one lawmaker to get very emotional. >>> members of congress are heading for the exit doors right now without a vote on extending the bush tax cuts. will either party pay a price for that on election day? we'll talk to two outspoken and influential lawmakers. standing by live. democrat chris van holland and republican kevin mccarthy. and the military's fight against a potentially fatal enemy. the superbug infections. [ male announcer ] progress. progress is saving tax payers millions of dollars, with the help of visa digital currency. which lets troy reiners, manager of nebrask
and persistence of the person who my right, secretary of treasury tim geithner, as well as leaders in congress like chris dodd and barney frank that agency will soon become a reality. the consumer financial protection bureau, which was one of the central aspects of financial reform will empower all americans with the clear and concise information they need to make the best choices, the best financial decisions for them and their families. never again will folks be confused, or misled by the pages of barely understandable fine print that you find in agreements for credit cards, or mortgages, or student loans. the bureau is going to crackdown on the abusive practices of unscrupulous mortgage lenders. it will reinforce the new credit card bill we passed banning unfair credit hikes. it will give students who take out college loans clear information and make sure that lenders don't gain the system. and it will even sure that every american receives a free credit score if they are denied a loan orin shaourpbs because of that -- or, insurance because of that score. basically the consumer financial pr
to the operation. he's just being put into a new job. what we understand is tim geithner, larry summers is sticking around, most of the senior members are sticking around the the president is staying within his inner circle to replace christine romer, an will goolsbee change anything? >> no. summers is the point man and goolsbee is peerly the communicator. that's what he does well. the owner o thehe "new york times" when he picks hi editorial board wants a liberal agenda. until there's a change in the political side, that is, the the presidentvise politically, thi s won't be changes in what this administration doe >> mark, what do you think? what's the buzz about austan goolsbee? >> i think peter is absolutely right. we're not going to see a change in economic policy. these are the same guys that got the president elected, th're following through on th econic policies. what's amazing, for the president's approval rating, of course, has dipped below that, the president hasn't done anything he didn't ll people he was g ooing to do on the campaign trail. the problem for the president is the fact that
cheat tim geithner, major misjudgments. if hannity doesn't pay his taxes will you bail me out? >> the candidate who just won, she would be up for ethics violations. she -- >> sean: go to her website and read the answers. >> karl rove doesn't think so. >> sean: maxine waters, charlie rangel, will jam jefferson, culture of corruption. i thought nancy pelosi was going to drain the swamp? >> why are you so shocked? it is inherent some of the do-gooders are going to take extra for themselves. >> new yorkers have always been looking for a crook they can trust. and they found that crook in charlie rangel, but they can't trust him. it makes me laugh. it is laughable they would paint the tea partiers as nuts when you look at the things they said from nancy pelosi saying birth control is stimulative to unemployment checks create jobs. [ talking over each other ] >> you get an unemployment check that is stimulus. >> sean: you know what would have been stimulus? job creation. let's go to ted strickland and john kasich. part of the ongoing debate, a lot of personal attacks. >> he also call
and hinting that there's some secret to the way he's governing. if this guy appointed larry summers and tim geithner and a bunch of mainstream kenzians, this is -- >> chris, the harvard law school has a lot more to do with the way barack obama governs than kenya does, but citing harvard law school has kind of lost its oomph. >> what is this thing about inebriated? we've had a lot of top americans who have overcome -- certainly bill clinton, ronald reagan had fathers with alcohol problems and overcame that. here he is with the approval of newt gingrich, going back and calling his father a drunk. what is the point. here's gibbs. here they are in response to this stuff. let's listen to robert gibbs. >> i think newt gingrich knows he's trying to, he's trying to appeal to the fringe of people who don't believe the president s born in this country. you would normally expect better, but look at his political season and most people will say anything and he does that on a regular basis. >> david, it seems to me that gingrich has a history of finding racist on the part of dividuals. he we want over s
ordered. >>> let's go to hillary clinton, she and the treasury secretary, tim geithner are getting ready to make a statement. >> yesterday president obama signed an executive order targeting eight iranian officials responsible for serious and sustained human rights abuses since the disputed election of june 2009. on these officials' watch or under their command, iranian citizen have been aur bough trary arrested, beaten, tortured, raped, blackmailed and killed. the iranian government has ignored repeated calls from the international community tonight these abuses, to hold to account those responsible and respect the rights and fundamental freedoms of its citizens, and iran has failed to meet the obligation under the international covenant of civil and political rights. the study deterioration in iran has ablanlged the united states to speak out time and time again. today we are announcing specific actions that correspond to our deep concern. the mounting evidence of refreshen against anyone that questions iranian government decisions or advocates for transparency, or even attempts to def
. replacement may include parsons andg.e. chief. tim geithner is staying in his job. well, sounds like you're going to want to book your holiday flights now. travelocity says fares are slightly higher than last year. the travel sitesays you could save up to $170 by shifting with when you fly. if you leave on tuesday and come back on sunday. well, this freeud is for you. anheuser-busch unveiling a major marketing push today. the campaign culminates next thursday with a national happy hear with free samples at restaurants and bars. sales down 9% last year. and its national brand ranking slipped from 16th in 2003 to 220th this yea back to you, joe. >> sounds lke time for a cold one. thanks very much, courtney. >> reporter: thank you. >> boy, we're going to need a cold one today. it will feel like summer again. >> we may hit 90 degrees. around your region the sky is clear. off to the east, live view from skyview camera. sun is five minutes away from rising. right now 68 at national airport. 60s in prince george's. a few isolated locations farther west in the 50s. weather watchers reporting the
the globe including tim geithner wrapping i'm meeting in switzerland. they have agreed to make big banks keep more cash in reserve. banks are warning the new rules will cut down on the number of loans they can make. here in washington, we are keeping an eye on what moves congress may or may not take before the elections. adam shapiro joins us with more. it is nine months into the year and we are finally starting to look at some positive territory. >> yeah, if you consider being up 3/10 of a percent. trying to think positive. >> try to think positive for the year. our 401(k)s on need some antidepressant right now. we are still down considerably from the peak almost three years ago of market. we closed up friday across the board but, while the dow is in positive territory for 2010, the knack as well as the s&p 500 are not. they are still in negative territory for the year. we have a long way to go to recover. but look, futures this morning or pointing in the right direction, positive and europe is very positive on news that you just mentioned, the agreement over new bank regulations. >> we
in the mainstream media bias. plus our great, great nell. much more hannity, straight ahead. sean move over tim geithner when it comes to tax cheats you are not alone. 41 white house employees owed back taxes in 2009, totalling over $800,000. >> the president: all of you are committed to building a more responsible, more accountable government. part of what that means is making sure we are spending precious tax dollars wisely. >> sean: easy to say when you don't pay your taxes. y car insu. you know, with progressive, you get the option to name your price. is that even possible? uh, absolutely. trade? and i still get great service? more like super great. oh, you have a message. "hello." calculator humor. i'll be here all week. i will -- that was my schedule. the freedom to name your price. now, that's progressive. call or click today. sean as the controversy surrounding the ground zero mosque continues to escalate tomorrow people will gather at the site where the twin towers once stood to remember those lost nine years ago. here former governor of new york george pataki. thank you for being here
secretary tim geithner spoke there last month. the group has one of acorn's top guns as a senior fellow. obama's former green job czar is a senior fellow there, too. the list goes on. >> glenn: according to the "wall street journal," the center for american progress, which is the group that van jones and everybody has been hiding out in and picked the president's staff helps the president write his talking points and make decisions. the report in the "wall street journal" states may 4 for instance, the cap and trade energy and environment expert daniel weiss called on the president to name an independent commission to look at the causes of the deep water horizon disaster. on may 22, he did just that. may 21, cap president john podesta privately implored white house officials to name someone to the public point person on the spill response. guest what? a few days later they did that. may 26, weiss said the white house needed to demand that b.p. immediately set up an escrow account with the billions of dollars from which the claims of the gulf state residents would be paid out. oh, yeah.
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. larry summers said when markets overshoot policy, policy make rs need to also. tim geithner talked about a powell doctrine. it's been too little too late and you know, simply falling short. >> i want to read a quote from the "new republic" and the tips point from the white house coming when they decided to honor the bonus contracts at aig even after the money that had been paid into the system. the quote says if you're going to pick a moment the thing turned on obama, the moment -- aig bonuses. what do you think the president failed to understand about what he was doing with the financial system at the time of the crisis such as that he was willing to perpetuate the extraction being run by wall street on this country? >> i think he failed to appreciate that he needed very much to be something like the second coming of fdr, franklin dell nor roosevelt and we need add new deal. we have this wall street centered economy that's been skewed toward the whims of the street as you've addressed on often on this show. i don't think he fully understood how deep and systemic the problems were. this
put into a new jo tim geithner, larry summers, most of the team is sticking around. pered, the president is staying within his inner circle to replace christina romer. are yosurprised? is it going to change anything for us? >> i don't think it's going to change. summers is the point man on economics an goolsbee is in economics. they won't look to him for new ideas. the "new york times" wants a liberal agenda. goolsbee will paint this to last the election, but unl there is a change in the political side, that is, the people who advise the president politically, there won't be changes in what this administration does. >> what's the buzz about martin goolsbee? >> i think peter is right. we're not gocoing to see a chan in economic policy. thic're folling through on econom policies. what's amazing, ali, that's where the president's approval rating, which is now about 50% in a cnn research opinion poll, but of course has dipped below that, the presidente hasn't don anything he didn't tell people he was going to do back on theg campaign trailn 2007-2008. the problem is the econom
protection bureau is going to elizabeth warren. it will have her reporting to the treasury secretary tim geithner and to the president directly. today here in washington, a source familiar with the decision confirming those details to us and confirming that the announcement of elizabeth warren's appointment is due within a week. joining us now from somewhere apparently down the street from here is the washington editor of the nation magazine and msnbc contributor chris hayes. >> hi, rachel. it's sad we are in different parts of the same city. >> i can actually see you from here, i just didn't want to be in the same room. it's awkward. kidding. all right, the elizabeth warren appointment was reported back and forth last week, the white house denied it was happening for a while. but now we learned that she is getting the gig, at least some gig on the consumer financial protection bureau. why is this a politically important move? >> well, it's politically important because, a, it's always nice to see someone rewarded for being right for a change. and elizabeth warren is one of those people.
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